Articles tagged “choice”

Who’s Really Winning the Direct Booking Wars Between Hotels and Online Travel Agencies?

Who’s Really Winning the Direct Booking Wars Between Hotels and Online Travel Agencies?

Deanna Ting, Skift

Arguments can be made for a number of sides, but the truth is there's no true winner or loser here, if we're being totally honest.

3 weeks ago

This Is What Hotel CEOs Really Think About Homesharing

This Is What Hotel CEOs Really Think About Homesharing

Deanna Ting, Skift

While most still don't think it's necessarily for them, there are a few who are starting to be open to giving it a try.

4 weeks ago

Choice Hotels Sees Room Revenue Hurt by Hurricane Florence

Choice Hotels Sees Room Revenue Hurt by Hurricane Florence

Deanna Ting, Skift

The bigger question the hotel industry is no doubt asking itself is this: Was this third quarter just a one-off? Or was it a sign of tougher times to come?

5 months ago

Choice Hotels Sees Promise of Tax Cuts For Travel, Just Not Yet

Choice Hotels Sees Promise of Tax Cuts For Travel, Just Not Yet

Deanna Ting, Skift

That corporate tax rate has helped companies with their balance sheets, but will those extra dollars actually translate to increased travel?

8 months ago

New Skift Research Brand Matrix Suggests Hotel Owners Evaluating Brands Should Look to Marriott and Hilton

New Skift Research Brand Matrix Suggests Hotel Owners Evaluating Brands Should Look to Marriott and Hilton

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

While brand considerations must be made on a property-by-property basis, Skift Research's proprietary Brand Matrix analysis ranks Marriott and Hilton at the top.

1 year ago

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

New Skift Research Report: A Deep Dive Into Operating and Branding Strategies for Hotel Owners

Rebecca Stone, Skift Research

There may not be a "one size fits all" model for all hotel properties, but our latest research report highlights key items for hotel owners to think about when it comes to operating structures and branding strategies in today's environment.

1 year ago

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Hotel CEOs Reveal Strategies for Expedia, Google and Airbnb

Deanna Ting, Skift

As we've noted before, as much as hotels and online travel agencies may not necessarily love one another, they certainly need each other. Their current love-hate relationship will certainly change, however, if and when other players like Airbnb or Google become bigger players in the hotel booking space.

1 year ago

Choice Hotels Debuts New Booking System for Franchisees to Replace Outdated Tech

Choice Hotels Debuts New Booking System for Franchisees to Replace Outdated Tech

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Choice's decision to build its own reservation system in-house is a poke in the eye to the many technology companies that sell systems to hotel chains.

1 year ago

Choice Hotels to Buy WoodSpring Suites in Extended Stay Market Play

Choice Hotels to Buy WoodSpring Suites in Extended Stay Market Play

Deanna Ting, Skift

It wouldn't be a proper end of the year in hospitality without at least one more merger or acquisition, right? Choice Hotels' purchase of WoodSpring Suites makes some sense as it bolsters its position in the midscale and economy extended-stay space.

1 year ago

Marriott and Choice Take Varied Approaches to Reviving Classic Midscale Brands

Marriott and Choice Take Varied Approaches to Reviving Classic Midscale Brands

Deanna Ting, Skift

This makes a lot of sense, but can Marriott and Choice make their established midscale brands stand out among all of the more design-driven newcomers that others are unleashing? Or do consumers and developers not really care as long as they save or make money?

1 year ago

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Hilton CEO Looks to Airbnb as Hedge Against Power of Expedia and Booking.com

Deanna Ting, Skift

In some cases, the hotel-online travel agency relationship is still a tense situation, but for most big hotel companies, it's still business as usual.

2 years ago

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Don’t Expect Hotel Companies to Stop Launching New Soft Brands Anytime Soon

Deanna Ting, Skift

Why? They make money. And they're easier to roll out than a "hard brand." (Thus, why those are "hard.")

2 years ago